Sazerac Rye

Published on Nov 24, 2017

The sazerac has been around since the middle of the 19th century.  It was created by Antoine Peychaud, a pharmacist and an inventor of Peychaud’s bitters.   This drink was originally made with cognac, in fact, it is named after a brand of cognac called Sazerac-de-Forge et Fils.  But because of an insect epidemic in France which destroyed many vineyards,  rye whiskey began to be used as a replacement.  This cocktail is not for the faint of heart, but if you love a good whiskey cocktail, then give it a try!


Sazerac Rye
  1. 2 oz Whisky Rye
  2. 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  3. 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  4. 1 Sugar Cube
  5. 1/2 tsp Absinthe
  6. Spring of Thyme or Orange peel for garnish
  1. Roll around a few drops of absinthe in an old-fashioned glass.
  2. Add and muddle a sugar cube with a few drops of water.
  3. Add the rye whiskey, the Peychaud's bitters, the Angostura bitters and stir well.
  4. Add one large ice cube and garnish with a thyme or orange peel as per your preference.

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